Last week the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville hosted a staged reading of Marcus Hummon's new show, TUT. The rock opera/oratorio tells two stories, one about the Pharoah and the other about the discovery of Tut's Tomb in the 1920s by Howard Carter. From the start, the piece is being told through musical storytelling and choreography by Abdel Salaam. The effect reminded me of Orff's CARMINA BURANA.
Marcus is one of the most talented musicians on the planet.